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Saturday, 11 February 2017 22:24

Protest For Prime Minister's Apology

A group of women and men protested at President's Grounds early on Saturday. They are calling on Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley to offer an apology over his statements, many deem offensive to women.

The group says it is not accepting anything less than a public apology.

They said as a leader of this country, the Prime Minister has a responsibility to call on all men to respect women.

Saturday, 11 February 2017 22:07

TTFA Extends Condolences

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association has extended condolences to the family of Abiela Adams who was found murdered in Courland, Tobago.

Abiela was a member of the National Under 15 Women's team and was a bright prospect for the National Women's team programme. She was first selected to the National Under 15 Team last year and journeyed to the CONCACAF Under 15 Women's Championship at Disney, Orlando where she represented this country's national team.

TTFA President David John-Williams extended condolences to the family of Abiela. In a statement, he said "We are deeply saddened by the news of young Abiela's passing. Our deepest sympathies go out to her family and we pray that God will grant her family and her loved ones the much-needed comfort and peace during this time."

Williams added "The TTFA will make every effort to support the family in this difficult time. Her death comes at a time when women's football in our country is heading in the right direction. We are all shocked at losing a bright prospect like her."

Saturday, 11 February 2017 21:58

Victoria Keys To Be Sold On Open Market

The Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley announces the controversial Victoria Keys HDC Housing Development is now to be sold on the open market to offset debt.

He said this luxury housing complex sits in a fashionable address in Diego Martin but was achieved under a Public sector project. The Prime Minister said under the last government, the HDC moved away from its mandate to provide affordable housing.

Meanwhile, Housing Minister Randall Mitchell blamed the excesses of the People's Partnership government, which changed the design of the already completed project. 

Saturday, 11 February 2017 20:07

School Girl Body Found In Tobago

A 19-year-old man is being questioned by Tobago police in connection with the killing of 15-year-old Abiela Adams of Mary's Hill, Tobago whose body was discovered lifeless with a wound to her throat early Saturday morning at Courland.

Family members said Abiela, who is a Third Form student of the Signal Hill Secondary School, left home around 7:30pm on Friday in the company of a male friend but never returned. A Facebook post was later made by her sister, Abigale asking if anyone saw Abiela to contact either relatives or the police.

When she did not return home, some relatives went in search of her in the Black Rock, Courland area where they believe she could have gone since her male friend lived in the near-by village of Plymouth.

C News was told, upon searching, relatives came up on a vehicle leaving the Courland area. The occupants directed them to Abiela's body.

They were subsequently questioned and released.

Abiela's mother, Catherine Gill is also said to be assisting the police with their investigation. This incident brings the murder toll in Tobago to 4 for the year. 

Minister of National Security Edmund Dillon has expressed condolences to the family of Abiela Adams. The Minister commented on the murder of the teenager during an anti-crime walkabout in Point Fortin on Saturday.

The Minister is alarmed that already for the year Tobago recorded four homicides.School girl body found.  

Saturday, 11 February 2017 19:39

Burnt Body Found In Caura

The partially burnt body of a man was found in Caura on Saturday.

According to police, they were alerted to the discovery shortly after midday. The body was found at a dump along Caura Royal Road, Caura.

The body is still to be identified.

Saturday, 11 February 2017 16:35

Community Mediation and Peacekeeping Training

Community Mediation and Peacekeeping Training is helping to reduce violent crimes by teaching people how to peacefully resolve conflicts.

Citizen Security Programme Coordinator Gregory Sloane-Seale said the inter-personal conflict is at the root of crime and Project Reason has been very successful in East Port-of-Spain.

Mediation Training was pivotal in changing the inner man, according to a graduate, who said he always had trouble understanding and relating to people which led to clashes. But that changed with his participation in the programme.

Mediation Training Programme, conducted at the Centre for Dispute Resolution, included 144 hours of training. It teaches Mediators to be change agents in their communities.

Each of them learned skills and techniques to diffuse, manage and prevent conflicts that occur at home, school, the workplace, on the sports field or on the streets.

Saturday, 11 February 2017 16:18

Claxton Bay Accident

A 35-year-old man has died following an accident in Claxton Bay on Friday.

Shortly after 4pm Barrington Guerra of Pepper Village, Fyzabad was killed on the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway after the vehicle he was in came into contact with cables on the right lane of the roadway.

The vehicle then swerved and Guerra crashed into the railing on the left side of the highway. He was flung out of the vehicle and fell onto the railing where he died. Guerra was identified by his wife.

Cpl Brian Singh is continuing investigations.

The Association of Caribbean States has paid tribute to the late Cuban President Fidel Castro.

Fishermen along the north-east coast are once again being affected by rough waves.

Friday, 10 February 2017 18:40

Traditional Mas Still Alive & Well In T&T

Traditional mas is alive and well in T&T, and for a group of San Fernando youngsters their mas band 'Touch the Sky' seeks to preserve the legacies of traditional mas carnival characters, such as the Moko Jumbie.

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The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association in collaboration with CONCACAF this launched its Next Play initiative
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It was not the start the TT ladies envisioned and despite a spirited effort, the TT Female Volleyballers crashed
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National Under-20 Coach Russell Latapy is in Guadeloupe with his troops, as they continue to fine tune for a big
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